Marshall released on $5,000 bail

Shamar Jamal Marshall of 9B Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St Michael is out on bail after he successfully argued for his release before a Bridgetown magistrate today.

The 28-year-old unemployed man is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Dave James on February 3 this year.

He told the court he is neither guilty of the charge nor of stealing two gold chains worth $2,700, a $960 cellular phone and $260 in cash belonging to James on the same date.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, objected to bail for Marshall on the grounds that the accused man had a propensity for dishonesty and the use of force.

Pilgrim also argued that other persons were being sought in relation to the case and that the investigation could be compromised if Marshall was freed.

The prosecutor also pointed out that Marshall was previously granted bail on a burglary charge.

However, the accused man pointed out the current matter had allegedly occurred 11 months ago and that he had turned himself in to police.

“I am a fit candidate for bail Sir, and I will comply [with] any conditions applied. I am not a flight risk. I have one matter before the court [and] I haven’t been in any trouble from 2013 to now Sir,’ Marshall said.

After weighing the arguments, the magistrate granted bail to Marshall in the sum of $5,000, with one surety, on the condition that he reports to the Hastings Police Station every Wednesday before 10 a.m. and presents valid identification.

He returns to court on March 28, 2017.

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